Former University of Alabama Running Back Dies at Age 42
Former University of Alabama running back Ahmaad Galloway died on Monday in Missouri at the age of 42 according to reports by WVTM. Galloway played for the Crimson Tide from 1999-2002 and then was drafted by the Denver Broncos.
Galloway was living in St. Louis and working as an eighth grade English teacher. His body was discovered at his apartment during a welfare check after Galloway failed to show up for work.
“Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible, so we knew something might be wrong,” Compton-Drew Middle School principal Susan Reid told the station. “There wasn’t anything disrupted at Ahmaad’s apartment, so we are thinking that it could have been a medical issue."
During his time at The Capstone he appeared in 38 games. He took 376 carries for 1,830 yards and 17 touchdowns. He had two great games against the Vanderbilt Commodores in 2000 and 2001, rushing for 172 yards and a touchdown and for 144 yards respectively.
He took 24 carries for 127 yards during a 31-7 Iron Bowl victory in his junior season. Unfortunately his senior year was cut short due to injury and he only got to play in four games, however, he was able to score a touchdown in all four games in 2001.
The medical examiners are still determining the official cause of death.
Our thoughts are with the Galloway family during this time.